# Remove the 0 Before a Decimal Point

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When merging numbers with decimal places in your templates, a number less than 1 will include a zero (0) before the decimal point by default. If you want to remove the zero, you can use the following computation.

This computation removes the preceding 0 for all numbers between *-1* and *1*. (Numbers that do not fall within this range are not preceded by zero anyway.) For example, if the answer for Num Var is *0.50*, this computation formats the answer as *.50* instead of *0.50*.

## Example

"" IF Num Var > -1 AND Num Var < 0 "-." + FORMAT( ABSOLUTE VALUE( Num Var ) * 100, "09" ) ELSE IF Num Var > 0 AND Num Var < 1 "." + FORMAT( Num Var * 100, "09" ) ELSE FORMAT( Num Var, "9.00" ) END IF

Num Var | Any Number variable with two decimal places. (If your variable has a different number of decimal places, you must modify the script accordingly.) |